Full Review

Alta Colina

Alta Colina
2013 Sun Worshipper Estate, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.4% RS: .08%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$55

Alta Colina
2013 Sun Worshipper Estate, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.4% RS: .08%
Dusty garnet color. Interesting aromas and flavors of mocha, cedar, spiced nuts, and dried berries with a silky, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of chocolate craisins, pomegranate, and pepper with fine, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A chewy, full-throttle red Rhone blend.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: mocha, cedar, spiced nuts, and dried berries
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of chocolate craisins, pomegranate, and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Lamb Chops With A Rosemary Sauce, Pepper Steak, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A chewy, full-throttle red Rhone blend.

The Producer

Alta Colina Vineyard & Winery

The Producer
2725 Adelaida Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446
USA
1 805-227-4191

Other US Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
'Other Red' is a catch-all category for both uncommon grape varietals and uncommon combinations of varietals. There are little pockets of other red varietals grown throughout the US. In California, Italian varietals such as Barbera, Gignolino, Primitivo, and Nebbiolo and esoteric Rhone varietals like Cinsault and Carignano can be found. Tempranillo, best known as the principal red variety of Spain’s Rioja, can also be found in small plantings in the Southwest where hot grown conditions favor the grape. Many producers throughout the US produce blends of Bordeaux with non-Bordeaux varietals such as Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, Syrah and even hybrids like Chambourcin that fall under our Other US Red category.